This chapter outlines certain procedures used by foresters to measure the amount or volume of timber (primarily sawlogs) in a forest stand. This process is called timber inventory. Just as a storeowner keeps track of the inventory of stock on hand at a particular time, so does a forest landowner keep track of timber stock. Additionally, the landowner may use the data from an inventory to prescribe certain silvicultural treatments that can promote optimal timber growth.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 11/1/2009Stock # PB269X_6